Jazz By Five

line-up:

Randy Brecker or Eddie Henderson (tp)

Javon Jackson (ts)

George Cables (p)

Eddie Gomez (b)

Jimmy Cobb (dr)

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"Jazz By Five" is an outstanding musical project, a joyful journey through the eras of Swing, Bebop, Avant-Garde and beyond. The music of the All-Star cast is a mixture of classic jazz standards coupled with original material of the band members.

Javon Jackson initially comprised "Jazz By Five" to perform and tour with soul mates in spirit and music. The result is a hell of a band including Eddie Gomez and living legend Jimmy Cobb, being the last living member and original drummer on Miles Davis' "Kind of Blue".

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Short Biographies:

Javon Jackson

Javon Jackson came into international prominence as a member of Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers. He has also toured and recorded with Elvin Jones, Freddie Hubbard, Cedar Walton, Dr. Lonnie Smith, and Les McCann. Jackson has also developed a formidable career as leader and recording artist, touring throughout the world. Javon’s current musical group, The Javon Jackson Band, incorporates many styles including jazz, funk, R&B and rocks numerous others.

Jimmy Cobb

Legendary jazz drummer, Jimmy Cobb, was born in Washington, D.C. on January 20, 1929. A superb, mostly self-taught musician, Jimmy is the elder statesman of all the incredible Miles Davis bands. Jimmy’s inspirational work with Miles, John Coltrane, Cannonball Adderley and Co. spanned 1957 until 1963, and included the masterpiece "Kind of Blue", the most popular jazz recording in history.

Randy Brecker

Jazz trumpeter and composer Randy Brecker has helped shape the sound of jazz, R&B and rock for more than four decades. His trumpet and flugelhorn performances have graced hundreds of albums by a wide range of artists from James Taylor, Bruce Springsteen and Parliament/Funkadelic to Frank Sinatra, Steely Dan and Frank Zappa. As a composer and performer, Randy Brecker continues to influence and inspire young musicians around the world.

George Cables

George Cables has recorded with some of the most legendary jazz musicians of all time. In addition to composing and arranging for his own albums, George Cables has contributed to recordings by Dexter Gordon, Freddie Hubbard, Woody Shaw, and many others. He is noted for his fresh interpretations of classic compositions and for his innovative style of writing.

Eddie Gomez

Master bassist and two-time Grammy Award winner Eddie Gomez has been on the cutting edge of music for over four decades. His impressive résumé includes performances with jazz giants such as Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Bill Evans, Gerry Mulligan and Benny Goodman. Eddie’s unique sound and style can be heard on many Grammy winning records spanning many different genres besides jazz